Iranian women have been able to buy a small number of tickets for Iran's FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Cambodia, following pressure from football's governing body.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the world governing body have been "assured" by Iran that it will end its ban on women attending football matches.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has demanded that Iran end its ban on women attending football matches.
Having only written about the Iranian ban on women entering football stadiums two weeks ago, I was not expecting to get back to the topic so soon.
Iran has had a mixed week in the sporting world. It began with reports that the country's 40-year ban on women attending football matches is set to end in October, before culminating with an Iranian judoka causing great consternation for the International Judo Federation (IJF).
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